Nova Scotia
1838 Census Records




The following 1838 Census Records for Nova Scotia include several counties,
but they are not complete for the entire Province.



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Users may wish to download
all of the files below as a single zip file (236 KB): 1838.zip


Guysborough County

County Line to Mouth of River at St. Mary's
Township Of St. Marys, including Settlement at Indian Harbour, Mouth Of The Rivers Sherbrooke, Stillwater, West, East, Antigonish Branch and Back Land


Halifax County

CLICK HERE to download the entire 1838 Halifax County Census (Excel format)

St. Margaret's Bay
Lower Musquodoboit
Bay of Islands to County Line
West Branch of St. Mary's River
Sackville Bridge to County Line
Beaver Bank
Springfield and Harrietsfield
Hammonds Plains
Beaver Harbour, Newdiquoddy and Salmon River
Sheet Harbour
Clam Harbour and Little Harbour
Tangiers, Popes Harbour and Owls Head
Ship Harbour anbd Shoal Bay
Jeddore
Halifax City (Alphabetical Listing)


Lunenburg County

New Dublin, Broad Cove, Petite Riviere, Bridgewater, Chelsea, Conquerall, Italy Cross, Camperdown, Pleasant River, Port Medway
Chester, East Chester, West Chester, Western Shore, Windsor Road, Blandford, St. Margaret's Bay, Sherbrooke (now New Ross)


Queens County

Port Mouton


Yarmouth County

Argyle Township
Argyle Township - Pubnico, Tusket Forks, Eel Lake
Argyle Township - Kempt Settlement to both sides of Tusket River
Moody's Corner to Yarmouth Line



The following people deserve special thanks for their assistance in collecting and transcribing these records: Anne Geall, Jackie Barnaby, Anne MacCuish, Randal Oulton, Liz Schmidt, Claire Smith, Kim Stevens and Lark Szick.


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